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Jackson plans first disc in 3 years

Monday, April 13, 2015 – Alan Jackson will release, "Angels and Alcohol," his first studio album in 3 years of all new music on July 17.

Jackson wrote 7 of the 10 songs. "Angels and Alcohol," his 15th studio album, comes 25 years after his debut "Here In The Real World." Two years ago, Jackson released "The Bluegrass Album." "Thirty Miles West" was his last disc of new music.

The new album was produced by Jackson's long-time collaborator and friend Keith Stegall who has produced every one of Jackson's 23 albums over the past 25 years with the exception of one album - "Like Red On A Rose" (Alison Krauss).

Songs on the CD are:
1) "You Can Always Come Home" (Alan Jackson)
2) "You Never Know" (Alan Jackson)
3) "Angels and Alcohol" (Alan Jackson)
4) "Gone Before You Met Me" (Michael White, Michael Heeney)
5) "The One You're Waiting On" (Adam Wright, Shannon Wright)
6) "Jim and Jack and Hank" (Alan Jackson)
7) "I Leave A Light On" (Alan Jackson)
8) "Flaws" (Alan Jackson)
9) "When God Paints" (Troy Jones, Greg Becker)
10) "Mexico, Tequila and Me" (Alan Jackson)

Jackson currently is on his 25th anniversary tour.

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